Culinary and Hospitality Management

Embark on a fulfilling career in fast-paced, exciting and growing industries! Knowledgeable College of DuPage faculty teaching in state-of-the-art facilities prepare you to manage hotels or restaurants, become a chef, run a catering business or start your own business.

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The Culinary program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

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Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-3223

David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-2868

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

For Students:

  • Uniform Information

    2300 Windsor Ct., Suite C
    Addison, IL
    Toll free: (800) 568-2433

  • Supply List

    Schweppes Restaurant Supply
    376 W. North Ave., Lombard, IL
    Toll free: (888) 606-3500

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2011 Distinguished Hospitality Program Alum


Roy Beaumont

Roy Beaumont was named the 2011 Distinguished Hospitality Program Alum. Beaumont is a former College of DuPage student who works for Marriott International.


  • Randy Jeffay

    Randy JeffayCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "In the baking store room, there's 400 pounds of high-quality chocolate and other top-notch ingredients," Randy Jeffay said. "In the Classical Cuisine course, we'd be working with tenderloins, lobster tails, ducks, wonderful cuts of fish. These were opportunities to do some real quality learning with quality results."

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  • Rachel Dau

    Rachel DauCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "I fell in love with the school. The chefs, instructors and fellow classmates have helped to shape who I am now, and I would not trade that for anything."

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  • Roy Beaumont

    Roy BeaumontCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "College of DuPage was like a bees nest in terms of activity," Roy Beaumont said. "There were many areas where you could become engaged, and I took advantage of that. Not only did I study hotel classes, but I also looked for ways to expand my horizons."

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  • Christine Petersen

    Christine PetersenCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "COD was the best financial choice but offered completely transferable credits for my bachelor's degree with a great foundation for the hospitality industry and culinary arts."

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  • Samuel Perez

    Samuel PerezCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "Attending COD provided me with the tools I needed to land a job at Mon Ami Gabi, a French restaurant where I used everything I learned in my classes."

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  • Jamie Fredericks

    Jamie FredericksCulinary and Hospitality Management

    "Mary Beth Leone was always an inspiration to me when I was a student. She gave me a sense of the hotel career that would best suit me."

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